John Candy

by follers on February 28, 2014

Birth Name: John Franklin Candy

Date of Birth: October 31, 1950

Place of Birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: March 4, 1994

Place of Death: Durango City, Mexico

*Polish, Ukrainian (mother)
*English and/or Scottish (father)

John Candy was a Canadian actor.

John was the son of Evangeline (Akier/Aker) and Sidney James Candy. His mother was of Polish and Ukrainian descent. His father was said to be of English and/or Scottish ancestry.

John’s maternal grandfather was Frank Michael Aker (the son of Michael Akier and Anna Rzgbzinska). Frank was born in Ukraine, and his ancestry was likely a mix of Ukrainian and Polish.

John’s maternal grandmother was Jozefa/Josephine Stefaniuk (the daughter of Daniel Stefanik and Sophia Kosakiewicz). Jozefa was born in Ukraine. Daniel was Ukrainian. Sophia was the daughter of Pawel Kosakiewicz and Mary Gruszewska, who were both Polish.

Photo by Mike F. Campbell

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